Taiwan GPS Division International Field Trip

Run by Professor Jean-Philippe Avouac

Taiwan is a classic example of an active mountain range with beautiful active faults and a rich bedrock geology. We will spend some time looking at how this range has developed throughout geological time and the history of the transition from a subduction to Arc-Continent collision. We will also see how the piedmont folds and foreland basins have developed. In the field we will focus in particular on the 1999, Mw 7.6 Chichi earthquake ruptures, the structural and metamorphic evolution of the central range, and the suture zone along the Longitudinal Valley.

The trip is organized jointly with the Institute of Earth Sciences (Academia Sinica, Taipei) and the National Taiwan University (Taipei).

Adapted from Jean-Philippe, January 2008